Touchdown Dance company involves both visually impaired and sighted dancers. We create dance theatre performances and provide quality entertainment for a range of venues, festivals, and platforms.
Our performances evolve from research and close collaboration with choreographers such as Ray Chung, Julyen Hamilton, and Angus Balbernie
We make multi-sensory experiences accessible to hard-to-reach audiences — using unique forms of audio description, projection, sound and even audience participation.
Touchdown Dance Company
Katy is a dancer, film-maker, and the director of Touchdown since 1994. She works as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Therapist.
Katy has danced since the age of 3 and continues to dance and teach in community, education, health and arts contexts.
Stuart is blind and autistic. He started dancing with Touchdown Dance in his early 20s, touring in several performances on main stages worldwide.
Stuart has danced in Touchdown productions Closer, Apparently Normal and Follow the Frame.
Robert teaches contact improvisation in Higher Education and elsewhere in the UK and abroad. He began working with Touchdown in 2000 while finishing his BA at the University of Surrey.
He has performed with the company from 2002 onwards and has directed London Contact Improvisation since 2001.
Holly is a dancer and performer specialising in improvisation and inclusive practice. She has been a member of Touchdown Dance since working on SENSE-8 in 2000.
Holly previously taught performing arts and music for the RNIB, and now works as a freelance teacher, facilitator and visiting lecturer.
Jamus joined Touchdown in 2008. Previously a photographer of dance, sight loss took him to the other side of the camera.
A weaver of embodied arts, he combines contact improvisation and somatics.
Indra is from Estonia and joined Touchdown in 2008, meeting us on tour in Aberdeen.
She is an independent dancer and performs in productions around the UK.
We're working hard at our latest production. In the mean time, explore our past productions below.
Our productions are the result of either our own dance company working with a choreographer, or the outcome of a course. Here's a list of all the performances we've put on over the years.
On an apparently normal day, while in an apparently normal Manchester, there is an apparently normal person… with a white stick…Discover more
Using senses other than eyes, six dancers take flight aiming to bring the separate closer.Discover more
A theatrical dance performance involving text, video projection and movement ranging from the energetic and resistant to the softer almost motionless sensitivity.Discover more
Multiple layers of perception emerge through the moving cameras, the editing and the sound track, creating a multi-perspective experience of dance.Discover more